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Articles from the December 22, 2016 edition

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Oman stagecoach lights up for the holidays

"I don't care about presents," Vera Oman said recently, "I just like Christmas decorations." She has more than one beautifully decorated tree lighting up her home. Some of her ceramic work is on...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 22, 2016

Funding change will reduce need for rate hikes on town sewer

A change in allocation of revenue from Town of Cathlamet sewer customers will allow the town to reduce its future rate hikes. Facing a shortfall in sewer and water system revenues for 2017, the council raised rates 10 percent for water and 20...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 22, 2016

Community center funding plan eludes county commission

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday displayed differing ideas for funding the Wahkiakum Community Center in Cathlamet. The county is responsible for staffing the center, and it was managed by an Americorps program volunteer until this summer....

 

Christmas neighbors

A red barn up Germany Creek Road is all decked out for Christmas. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Wahkiakum PUD adopts policy for write offs

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met quickly on Tuesday morning for regular business. The commissioners adopted a write off policy for old accounts that remained unpaid due to bankruptcy or...

 

Principal Theresa Libby submits resignation effective end of the school year

The Board of Directors for the Wahkiakum School District discussed plans for a greenhouse and accepted Principal Theresa Libby’s resignation at their December meeting on Tuesday. Libby will finish out the school year as principal for both J.A....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 22, 2016

Port 2 commission assumes park expense

Commissioners of Port District 2 on Tuesday approved a resolution to operate County Line Park without financing from Wahkiakum County. The county owns the park site and contracted with Port 2 to manage it in 2016. The county appropriated $3,500 to...

 

Learn to prune fruit trees

On January 26 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Ted Cunningham will demonstrate the technique used when pruning fruit trees. Pruning trees will control the size of the tree and improve fruit quality. Fruit trees should be pruned every year. Proper...

 

More donations will be most appreciated

COLD ENOUGH?--By the time you read this, we are supposed to have warmed up a little bit; I sure hope so! With puddles staying frozen and the snow that fell turning into hard crunchy ice, and temps in the teens at night here in West Valley, I am more...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. District No. 4 Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, Fire/Ambulance, 7 p.m. Skam...

 

ESD 112 seeks applicants for Regional Comittee on School District Organization

The Board of Directors of Educational Service District 112 seeks applications from interested candidates to fill a vacant position on the Regional Committee on School District Organization. The position to be filled is for District #2, which...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on December 20. The board approved the following policies: 3120 Enrollment, 2190 Highly Capable, and 2020 Design, Selection and Adoption of Course...

 

School districts' water tests have good results

The water at two local schools was found to be fine after being sampled and tested at ALS Environmental in Kelso earlier in 2016. The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District delivered four samples to ALS in April. The samples were taken from the e...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 22, 2106

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 11 — 6:34 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Rosedale business to aid an inebriated man with...

 

Fort Clatsop offers holiday programs

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will offer special programs about the Corps of Discovery’s winter at Fort Clatsop on the days following Christmas. Starting December 26, Fort Clatsop will feature scheduled living history programs by park...

 

Veterans Essay contest winners

Fifth Grade winners in the Veterans Essay contest were: L-R 2nd Reagan Hoogendorn and 1st Arwynn Haney. Courtesy photo....

 

Bridge training program offered

The Care Careers Academy is offering a daytime Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Bridge program for Home Care Aides (HCAs) and Medical Assistants (MAs). This course will start Tuesday, January 2 and includes classroom instruction, skills training...

 

CNA training offered

The Care Careers Academy will offer a daytime Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class from Tuesday, January 2 through the month of January. The course provides all the knowledge essential to complete and pass the CNA state testing...

 

HCA training available

The Care Careers Academy is offering a state approved Home Care Aide training program. The Home Care Aide program is 75 hours and encompasses: CarePro Core Basics training (on-line), Diabetes, Mental Health and a hands-on HCA Skills training course....

 

Forecast: Lower returns for 2017 chinook

The forecasted return of adult spring and summer chinook salmon to the Columbia River basin in 2017 will be lower than initial estimates made last year in December, but the estimate of sockeye salmon is nearly twice the size of last year’s...

 

Wegdahl 1st team All-American volleyball

Tori Wegdahl, a 2015 Wahkiakum High School graduate, was recently named as a first team All-American for her athleticism on the volleyball court. She is one of 18 community college athletes in the...

 

Lady Mules add two wins; Souvenir hits 1,000

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team added two more to their win column this week with two games at home. On Friday, they methodically took down a tall, tough Kalama team, 74-49. With a little...

 

Mules lose to Kalama, overpower Mossyrock

This week, the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team got a win on the road but couldn’t hold off Kalama at home. On Friday in a game rescheduled due to snow, the Mules lost to the Kalama Chinooks, 38-70. The Chinooks are 4-1 in league, and in a...

 

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